Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover presents , yet again a masterful piece of writing that leaves you in no doubt that love in all its forms it as important as taking your next breath. The emotion and passion depicted in the book, just serves to provide us with one of the most stunningly touching and heartfelt novels you will read this year, if not in a lifetime.
The story is engaging to the point of obsession, I couldn’t put it down and more to the point I didn’t want to.
Ridge and Sydney are the sort of characters that draw you in and made you hold them tight for fear of what might happen if you let them go.
Ridge is the quintessential good guy, it would be impossible to not love him. He is talented and compassionate with a secret that when revealed just makes his beauty more tangible – proving that sometimes it is possible to be even more beautiful on the inside!
Ridge has a girlfriend, a real sweetheart by the name of Maggie, who he is devoted to but when his heart sets its sights on Sydney, we know that someone is going to get hurt.
This was tough because I liked Maggie’s character but I was rooting for Ridge and Sydney to give into their desire.
Sydney is just so sweet, thrust into Ridge’s life she stands her ground and earns your respect the more you read about her. But she is not some shrinking violet, she can stand up for herself – when required.
The connection between these two is forged from mutual respect but the way their lives just fit together is spectacular. They are forged from two halves of the same heart.
The romance between them didn’t just evolve, it took root and there is nothing that anyone could have done to prevent it.
The way Ridge could feel her singing the songs they had written was described with such emotion that it felt as if my heart could stop.
Their honesty even in the face of the most adverse of situations was a breath of fresh air.
The story will take you on a journey through every possible emotion, I found myself laughing out loud at some of the situations – especially Warren and his relationship with both Ridge and Sydney but in other places, it was difficult to see past the pain and emotion coming off the page, Maggie was a joy to read but her heartbreak was so painful that it stopped me in my tracks.
Ridge’s ability to verbalise his thoughts were divine, he holds nothing back and both Sydney and him and quickly aware of the fact that they feel way more for each other than they should – but they are powerless to stop it.
I love Colleen’s work and this is no exception.
Yet again, we are presented with a truly remarkable story and some complex situations that give us enough insight into the understanding that love really is the most dangerous of emotions, something that we have no control over and something that without warning can render even the strongest individual powerless to change its path.
There were no sides in this story, no-one to feel sorry for – but a whole host of characters that definitely had something to say and were determined to be heard.
A remarkable book, a joy to read and one that will remain in my top ten for a very long time to come
Rating 5 out of 5